Patient rejections due to insufficient hospital beds, front-line medical staff breakdowns in risky working environment
By: Chris Chang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Facing a surging number of patients, hospitals in Wuhan are struggling to deal with the overwhelming demand. Patients with fevers are fainting in hospitals after hours spent in queues, while others with serious symptoms are being asked to go home because there are no more hospital beds, reports The Epoch Times.
"It is now difficult just to receive a confirmed diagnosis from doctors because hospitals are so crammed with people," a Wuhan citizen shares in a video. "The emergency calls do not work at all, and the long waiting in the hospitals is definitely accelerating the infection rate."
According to him, the majority of citizens in Wuhan were not even wearing facial masks in public before the central government announced the city's lockdown on Jan. 23 in order to prevent the further spread of the epidemic. [FULL STORY]